Last night we felt the magic as we clapped and believed with all our hearts that we could save Tinkerbell. Our eyes and hearts spilled over with a powerful joy as she flew again. Mason and Ellie snuggling into me in the darkness of the theater as Peter Pan flew out over the crowd sprinkling magic fairy dust all around is a moment I want to remember always. We soared with hope and wonder.
As we stayed until the very end of Peter Pan's meet and greet, Mason hunting for treasures among the fairy dust sprinkled lobby, and Ellie running, singing, "flying" all around I thought ahead to this morning, knowing I would be making a Peter Pan costume to make sure the magic would not end.
|"You can fly Onyx!"|
Soon enough fairy dust was flying at me and I was told I could fly. Ellie flew through the kitchen asking me who I was and continued to throw fairy dust long after her container ran out.
The floor was sparkling with silver and before I knew it, I was sewing a Peter Pan costume for Ellie to go along with Mason's from Halloween 2011. She was no longer Tinkerbell, she was Peter Pan.
|It pays to have scraps of felt hanging around. |
And that belt from Mason's shorts that he never wore has sure come in handy for Puss in Boots and Peter Pan!
|This older brother is always looking out for her.|
|His get well gift for Peter Pan. "You can even turn it into a kite on a windy day." I love that boy!|
|Ready to fight those pirates again!|
"I don't know. I didn't know what to make for lunch, so I made chocolate cupcakes. We could play again tonight."
And we did just that. It was a New Year's Eve that will be in my heart for a lifetime. Right up there with the year I was in Times Square having champagne sprayed in my face, only oh so much better.
As we dined on Josh's dinner Mason proclaimed that I had to be a cupcake maker and Josh would have to be an Iron Chef. With the size of our kitchen I jumped on the cupcake idea and searched for a recipe. I wanted a challenge, I mean it was round 2 and the last day of 2012 and there is always the $10,000 to win. (Remember if you believe, anything is possible.)
|My trusty carpenter! Have you ever seen that show? They always wear those plaid shirts.|
|Here it is our Cupcake Display. Didn't I have an awesome carpenter? Oh and that baking assistant, I couldn't have done it without them.|
So as time ticked away, we actually pulled it off. Cupcakes were baked, filled, frosted, and the display was a show stopper. We beat out the Grinch and won the $10,000, packed up our display, and headed to the main event. The dance party started and yep, it was a New Year's Eve to remember.
|Dancing in her "glass slippers".|